1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby crossarmant » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:43 pm

alicrimson wrote:Felt ok coming out. Hours later, realized abysmal mistakes regarding what I believe is a misread that influenced a 78% essay. I hate to say it, but at this point a c in said class would feel like a beautiful gift. :(


I don't think I really missed anything, I kinda threw the kitchen sink at the exam. I just feel like I did a poor job explaining it and I'm worried that my professor will read it like it's unintelligible word vomit.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby alicrimson » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:47 pm

crossarmant wrote:
alicrimson wrote:Felt ok coming out. Hours later, realized abysmal mistakes regarding what I believe is a misread that influenced a 78% essay. I hate to say it, but at this point a c in said class would feel like a beautiful gift. :(


I don't think I really missed anything, I kinda threw the kitchen sink at the exam. I just feel like I did a poor job explaining it and I'm worried that my professor will read it like it's unintelligible word vomit.

Mine wasnt the traditional issue spotter, things worked through complicity. I applied the wrong mr to the original crime and all of the other crimes went through my misapplied men's rea crime. Only hope is that two kids I know out of my fifty person class didn't even address 2/6 of the parties. You will prob be ok. I will too. Just might have to retake class/ killself. And to think a- on the midterm....

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:51 pm

Got my ass served well done in Contracts today. Threw out the kitchen sink and hoping something sticks. Everyone else seems to be pretty upset about it too so I guess it all comes down to how well I performed against the curve. Atleast I didn't cry. I cried after the Ks midterm but still came out ahead of the curve/ Optimistic for the same. Torts Saturday. Can't wait!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 23402385985 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:52 pm

Is it wrong to almost be excited for my contracts exam tomorrow? I really loved that class and I even love working on hypos for it. I feel like I really know this material and that the exam is a great challenge for me.

On the contrary, I despised Civ Pro and continue to feel that way post-exam (though I think I did enough to get at least a B in the class).

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:53 pm

joncrooshal wrote:Is it wrong to almost be excited for my contracts exam tomorrow? I really loved that class and I even love working on hypos for it. I feel like I really know this material and that the exam is a great challenge for me.

On the contrary, I despised Civ Pro and continue to feel that way post-exam (though I think I did enough to get at least a B in the class).


No. That's a great feeling. I'm kind of excited for Torts. I just need to refresh because I spent so much time preparing for contracts only to be bloodied and bruised today. hahaha

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 23402385985 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:56 pm

AlexanderSupertramp wrote:
joncrooshal wrote:Is it wrong to almost be excited for my contracts exam tomorrow? I really loved that class and I even love working on hypos for it. I feel like I really know this material and that the exam is a great challenge for me.

On the contrary, I despised Civ Pro and continue to feel that way post-exam (though I think I did enough to get at least a B in the class).


No. That's a great feeling. I'm kind of excited for Torts. I just need to refresh because I spent so much time preparing for contracts only to be bloodied and bruised today. hahaha


I'm sure you did a lot better than you think. I second guessed the shit out of myself on Civ Pro the minute I left. Especially the bullshit short answer. I know I probably did median or slightly above on the short answer. Then I started talking to people about the big fact pattern and I feel a bit better about it now.

We had an 8600 character limit. I had 8599 characters. Lulz.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby ilovesf » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:21 pm

procrastination/lack of concentration has been my enemy today. i can't seem to do anything at all. :evil:

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby FeelTheHeat » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:23 pm

ilovesf wrote:procrastination/lack of concentration has been my enemy today. i can't seem to do anything at all. :evil:


Same here. I don't feel like I'm making any progress and the test is tomorrow morning. I know what I know.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:28 pm

AlexanderSupertramp wrote:Got my ass served well done in Contracts today. Threw out the kitchen sink and hoping something sticks. Everyone else seems to be pretty upset about it too so I guess it all comes down to how well I performed against the curve. Atleast I didn't cry. I cried after the Ks midterm but still came out ahead of the curve/ Optimistic for the same. Torts Saturday. Can't wait!


Had the same Ks experience - the defenses seemed to be raised by the wrong person, and therefore took extra time to explain the reasoning. That was especially compounded by the ridiculous 2500 total word limit in which to address P and D's causes of action and defenses for two separate fact patterns. Quasi-reassuring that the collective 'we' had the same punchdrunk looks on our faces upon emerging.

One Property word vomit to go.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby adonai » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:29 pm

FeelTheHeat wrote:
ilovesf wrote:procrastination/lack of concentration has been my enemy today. i can't seem to do anything at all. :evil:


Same here. I don't feel like I'm making any progress and the test is tomorrow morning. I know what I know.

Ugh same here. Stress makes me really freeze up. Time is going by too fast.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rawrab » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:59 pm

For my exams I've adoped the strategy of writing it like:

A vs. B

Offer - paragraph about offer

Acceptance - paragraph about acceptance

I did this on my K's exam because I've read in various places that headings can be helpful to the professor and it just makes sense to me. Now I'm starting to really doubt myself because I don't think anyone else at my school really does it this way. I didn't ask the professor beforehand if this would be acceptable but I probably should have. Did I screw myself?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:00 pm

rawrab wrote:For my exams I've adoped the strategy of writing it like:

A vs. B

Offer - paragraph about offer

Acceptance - paragraph about acceptance

I did this on my K's exam because I've read in various places that headings can be helpful to the professor and it just makes sense to me. Now I'm starting to really doubt myself because I don't think anyone else at my school really does it this way. I didn't ask the professor beforehand if this would be acceptable but I probably should have. Did I screw myself?


This is how I do torts. My prof. loves it. Ks was not at all set up like this so I couldn't have done it if I'd tried. Im sure if it made sense to you itll work.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Hannibal » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:01 pm

Something small like that isn't going to make or break your grade.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:03 pm

My Ks prof takes points off if you didn't use headers - which made the word limit that much tighter. As long as you make it clearer without insulting their intelligence (i.e. bolding and underlining random words you hope they don't overlook, which I've heard from no less than 5 profs is annoying), I think you're fine.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby rawrab » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:04 pm

This is the only thread on TLS that actually makes me feel less stressed out. Love you guys!

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Michaela » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:05 pm

joncrooshal wrote:We had an 8600 character limit. I had 8599 characters. Lulz.


8600?!?! Is that normal for T1 schools?!? I thought my 1800 WL seemed high.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby johansantana21 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:06 pm

We had a 950 world limit.

I didn't use headings because would be waste of words.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Dany » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:06 pm

Michaela wrote:
joncrooshal wrote:We had an 8600 character limit. I had 8599 characters. Lulz.

8600?!?! Is that normal for T1 schools?!? I thought my 1800 WL seemed high.

character limit =/= word limit.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Michaela » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:08 pm

Dany wrote:
Michaela wrote:
joncrooshal wrote:We had an 8600 character limit. I had 8599 characters. Lulz.

8600?!?! Is that normal for T1 schools?!? I thought my 1800 WL seemed high.

character limit =/= word limit.


Jesus, sorry guys, my b. Blame the endless blackacre problems I'm doing in a vain effort to nail property tomorrow?

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:48 pm

Ours was 6000 words in 4 hours. Urgh.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Hannibal » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:49 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Ours was 6000 words in 4 hours. Urgh.


What. How do you even write that much.

ETA: I guess you can write a ton of irrelevant shit.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:55 pm

Hannibal wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Ours was 6000 words in 4 hours. Urgh.


What. How do you even write that much.

ETA: I guess you can write a ton of irrelevant shit.


No it was a bitch of a test. Three short answers, a monster fact pattern, and a policy arg that required a lot of eloquence. But I didn't write that much.

ITT: Hanni thinks I'm irrelevant.
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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby Hannibal » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:00 pm

<3 Ok, I can imagine it now.

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

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Re: 1L Exam Prep and Motivation Thread

Postby 23402385985 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:42 pm

Michaela wrote:
joncrooshal wrote:We had an 8600 character limit. I had 8599 characters. Lulz.


8600?!?! Is that normal for T1 schools?!? I thought my 1800 WL seemed high.


Not a word limit. A character limit. Including spaces, periods, enters, etc.

Edit: Saw that this was addressed above. Would have much preferred a word limit, TBH.




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